Public Health

Understanding the origins and determinants of health and disease across our populations leads to promoting a healthy lifestyle, preventing and controlling disease, analyzing health indicators and educating the public about health options.  SHSU's Public Health degree programs provide learning for early and advanced health professionals; to conduct applied, evidence-based research in population health; and to improve health and well-being through community engagement, locally or globally.

The department offers undergraduate degrees in Public Health, Health Sciences, Bilingual Health Care Studies, Pre-Nursing and Health Care Administration as well as graduate degrees in Public Health and Health Care Quality & Safety.  A graduate certificate in Health Communication and Public Relations is also available.

Possible Careers:

  • Health Educator
  • Public Health Officer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Environmental Health Worker
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Nonprofit Health Coordinator/Navigator
  • Research Assistant
  • Healthcare Services Consultant
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Clinical Trials Analyst
  • Infection Control Officer

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These programs offer students a wide range of career opportunities to meet the national and global demand for educated health professionals.

Contact us today to discuss what the Department of Public Health can do to shape your professional future today.